A People's Tribunal Will Assess Whether Beijing Is Guilty Of Genocide
A lawyer who was a prosecutor at the International Crime Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia will lead an independent effort to judge Communist China's crimes on Uyghurs, said World Uyghur Congress in the statement on Friday.
British barrister Sir Geoffrey Nice launched people's tribunal which will review allegation that the Beijing regime has committed genocide against Uyghur and other Turkic Muslims in the Uyghur region of northwest China, the statement said.
The Coalition for Genocide Response helped to establish the tribunal that comprises no fewer than seven members who will act as a jury. Two multi-day hearings are expected to be held in London based on evidence submitted by members of the Uyghur diaspora, with a judgment likely to be delivered by the end of 2021.
The Communist China's crimes, which witnesses revealed at the different international forums and the Congressional - Executive Commission on China include murder, enslavement, wrongful imprisonment, torture, rape and other sexual violence, enforced sterilisation, enforced disappearance, separation of children from their parents, and forced marriage.
There are also documents, which indicate that the Beijing regime targets Uyghurs for organ harvesting.
It would be sufficient to prove, that the Chinese Communist Party's has been involved in these crimes to assess that it intends to annihilate part of the whole ethnic group. This intend makes it guilty of genocide defined in Article 2 of the Genocide Convention of 1948 to which China is a signatory.
"The Allegations Can't Be Graver"
The allegations cannot be graver but the Uyghur Tribunal will deal with the evidence and the law, and the evidence and the law alone, in coming to its determination, stated Sir Nice.
On June 29 British lawyer agreed upon the request Mr Dolkun Isa, the President of the World Uyghur Congress to investigate ‘ongoing atrocities and possible genocide’ against the Uyghur People by the people's tribunal.
In 2018 and 2019 Sir Nice presided over the China Tribunal which concluded last year, that the Chinese Communist Party was guilty of the crimes against the humanity committed against the Falun Gong and Uyghurs. But the tribunal did not find the very specific intent which is needed to prove the crime of Genocide.
In the absence of the political will, the People's Tribunal provides a moral assessment of the allegedly criminal conducted by the regimes. People’s tribunals have been used by citizens and activists to investigate a range of human rights abuses, including in Iran, Vietnam and Indonesia.